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Noun: kind  kInd
  1. A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    "what kinds of desserts are there?";
    - sort, form, variety
Adjective: kind (kinder,kindest)  kInd
  1. Having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behaviour
    "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"
  2. Agreeable, conducive to comfort
    "a dry climate kind to asthmatics"; "hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet";
    - genial
  3. Tolerating other people's actions and behaviour; forgiving under provocation
    "our neighbour was very kind about the window our son broke";
    - tolerant

Derived forms: kinder, kindest, kinds

See also: benevolent, benign, benignant, charitable, considerate, forgiving, gentle, good-hearted, good-natured, gracious, hospitable, kindhearted, kind-hearted, kindly, kindness, large-hearted, merciful, openhearted, soft, sympathetic

Type of: category

Antonym: unkind

Encyclopedia: Kind, Richard